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Nokia 3.1 A & Nokia 3.1 C with Snapdragon 429 SoC & Android 9.0 Pie Announced



Earlier this year, HMD Global launched the Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 smartphones in the Indian market. A few days back, the company also launched the entry-level Nokia 2.2 smartphone. In the US, the company just launched Nokia 3.1 A and Nokia 3.1 C smartphones. Interestingly, the two new Nokia 3.1 smartphones are completely different to the Nokia 3.1 launched in May 2018. While the Nokia 3.1 A and Nokia 3.1 C comes with the same hardware, they will be available through two different carriers.

While the Nokia 3.1 A is exclusive to AT&T, the Nokia 3.1 C will be sold through Cricket Wireless. As of now, there is no information about the pricing of these devices. The Nokia 3.1 A comes in Black color and will be available at select Walmart stores starting June 10th. Coming to the Nokia 3.1C, it comes in White color and will be sold through Cricket Wireless online and offline stores from June 14th. The device sports polycarbonate body with a 2.5D curved glass on the front.

On the front, the Nokia 3.1 A and Nokia 3.1 C comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device comes powered by the 12nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 504 GPU. The recently launched Nokia 3.2 also came with the same chipset. The new Nokia 3.1 smartphones are equipped with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There is also a MicroSD card slot for further expanding the storage up to 128GB.

In the camera department, the devices sport an 8MP camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP camera on the front with f/2.2 aperture. There is no fingerprint scanner on these devices but supports face unlock using the front-facing camera. The Nokia 3.1 A and Nokia 3.1 C are backed by a 2,900mAh battery and come with a USB Type-C port for charging. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port.

The devices run on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Unlike the Nokia smartphones in other markets, the Nokia 3.1 A and Nokia 3.1 C won’t be a part of Android One family as they come with carrier customized UI. The devices aren’t guaranteed to receive two years of major Android OS updates and three years of security patch updates. However, the company mentioned providing 18 months of regular updates. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details about the upcoming Nokia smartphones!


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